Sports and a spe­cial guest

Rossendale Free Press - - Nostalgia -

IN our weekly Nos­tal­gia fea­ture we pub­lish a set of pho­to­graphs shared by our reg­u­lar nos­tal­gia con­trib­u­tor, Peter Fisher.

This week we take a look back at some of the sport­ing events held across Rossendale in years gone by.

Our first pic­ture of the week (top) is a snap­shot of young chil­dren en­joy­ing the sack race dur­ing a sports day held by Hasling­den Methodists.

In our next pic­ture (right), celebrity guest Pat Phoenix, who played Elsie Tan­ner in Corona­tion Street, made a spe­cial ap­pear­ance in Rossendale to kick-off at a char­ity foot­ball match at Dark Lane, Newchurch, in the six­ties. The event was well at­tended and raised £1,000 for the blind.

Next (bot­tom right), we have a pho­to­graph of friends Su­san Hay­hurst and Sheila Ri­ley play­ing tennis at Whi­taker Park dur­ing the hol­i­days.

Fi­nally, our bot­tom left pic­ture is a group shot of the tal­ented Bacup Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club ready to take part in a spon­sored swim event in the six­ties.

Un­for­tu­nately, it is not known ex­actly when each pic­ture was taken.

If you have any pic­tures you would like us to fea­ture on our Nos­tal­gia page, or if you would like to get in touch, please email com­mu­ni­ties@

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